The reason a compassionate lifestyle leads to greater psychological well-being may be explained by the fact that the act of giving appears to be as pleasurable, if not more so, as the act of receiving.
Another way in which a compassionate lifestyle may improve longevity is that it may serve as a buffer against stress.
Yet another reason compassion may boost our well-being is that it can help broaden our perspective beyond ourselves.
Finally, one additional way in which compassion may boost our well-being is by increasing a sense of connection to others.
Given the importance of compassion in our world today, and a growing body of evidence about the benefits of compassion for health and well-being, this field is bound to generate more interest and hopefully impact our community at large.
Via Pamir Kiciman